Linkatharsis: don't call it a comeback because I've been back for a few days already
Is it too late to do a weekend recap? I'll keep it short. So I went down to Chapel Hill, NC for some much needed escape. I had more exotic (not to mention expensive) locations in mind but I figured I needed a peace of mind more than anything. Love the sweet tea, all that green stuff on the ground, central AC. Don't love the mosquitos. At all.
I don't know which is hotter, Rachel McAdams' hot, completely edible lips or Cillian Murphy's piercing blue eyes. I see that Thighs noticed Jayma Mays too. Not only does she have the best non-porn name in showbiz right now, she's got the hot-because-she's-not-quite-hot thing going. That's hot.
Still, she's doesn't quite measure up to Alicia Witt or even Judy Greer in my imaginary Redhead Hall of Fame. Why don't we put her ahead of Laura Prepon?
"There's a war outside, but I think there's also a war inside all of us. When you talk about world peace and people doing all these things for peace, and they want peace and want to be treated fairly, I think it really starts with yourself and looking for the peace inside yourself. When each of us can do that, then the peace spreads outward."
Seriously, I don't have a problem with athletes, especially football players, smoking weed. Well, mostly. It sure beats getting hooked on Vikes or Oxy and doing permanent damage to the body (though it's probably the football that does the most damage).
Sure, we all want our athletes to be law abiding citizens and I do wish some of these guys weren't so brazen about their cheeba cheeba habit since kids watch SportsCenter too. But I'm more bothered by how the media continues to treat marijuana users like crack smokers. The sensationalist coverage of marijuana only serves to misinform the public and does great disservice to the effort to keep kids off drugs.
The headline, "M.E.: College teens died of overdoses of heroin, cocaine" is typical of the general coverage. I guess it's technically not inaccurate - the teens did overdose on a combination of heroin and cocaine, and there's really no reasonable dosage for that cocktail. But the emphasis should be on the combination and the headline gives the impression that the girls died from too much heroin and too much cocaine, which probably was not the case.